Davis+Gilbert named a new chief operating partner, turning to an expert who has been with the law firm for more than two decades.

The firm announced that partner Joseph Cioffi is taking on additional responsibilities as chief operating partner effective immediately. Cioffi currently serves as a member of the executive committee and as the chair of the insolvency + finance practice, where he advises finance companies, lenders, borrowers and investors on high-risk credit markets and protects clients’ interests in bankruptcies and other matters involving financial distress.

Cioffi is replacing partner Lewis Rubin, who has decided to retire from the firm at the end of the year.

Cioffi’s role now will encompass:

—Providing leadership in overseeing, guiding and managing the firm’s operations;

—Overseeing the administrative management of the firm;

—Leading strategic planning, including business plan implementation;

—Providing leadership and engagement in activities designed to ensure business profitability.

Cioffie joined the firm as a partner in the corporate practice in January 2000 following a successful career as a brand marketing executive. He created the insolvency + finance practice group in 2016.

“Joe has been with the firm for more than 20 years and has the strategic vision, dedication, and know-how to address the challenges of running a successful firm head-on,” Davis+Gilbert chairman Curt Myers said in a news release. “Lew has done a tremendous job in this role for the past decade, and we are incredibly grateful for his many contributions.

“We expect a seamless transition as Joe assumes chief operating partner responsibilities and are confident that his expertise and leadership will help lead the firm toward enhanced growth and profitability,” Myers went on to say.